South Lebanon: Lost in
July 31, 2006 –
The top Associated Press headline on July 12, 2006 read ‘Hezbollah Captures 2 Israeli Soldiers’. This headline has served as the U.S. justification and Israeli rationalization for invading Lebanon once
again. What has been lost in translation by the deceitful U.S. media conglomeration
is the central fact that Hezbollah captured the Israeli soldiers on Lebanese soil. This
is a colossal point that cannot be ignored unless you insist on being blind. The
Israeli tank destroyed by Hezbollah on July 12, 2006, and the 2 Israeli soldiers captured (not kidnapped), had trespassed
into Lebanon’s side of the border with Israel.
in which the Israeli soldiers were captured is highly relevant to the current crisis in Lebanon. But rather than focusing on the provocation, the U.S. Congress ignored the fact that an Israeli tank illegally
crossed into Lebanon, and instead, passed House Resolution 921 by a vote of 410-8, condemning the recent attacks against
the State of Israel, holding terrorists and their state-sponsors accountable for such attacks, Israel’s right to defend
itself, and for other purposes.
It is exactly this
sort of insufferable duplicity coming out of Washington DC that has severely diminished the reputation of the United States
of America around the world. Israel violated international law by crossing into
Lebanon in a tank, and the U.S. Congress passes a resolution condemning the recent attacks against the State of Israel? It is assumed that the U.S. Congress was condemning the Hezbollah rockets being fired
into Israel, but can the fools on the hill honestly use the Hezbollah rockets as their starting point when the actual sequence
of events look something like this:
- An Israeli tank crosses into southern Lebanon
- Hezbollah attacks the tank and captures two Israeli soldiers
- Israel sends more troops into southern Lebanon to retrieve the captured Israeli soldiers
- Hezbollah fires rockets at the onslaught of Israeli forces and into northern Israel
- Israel unleashes a bombardment of Lebanon
Reuters reported on
July 12, 2006 that Hezbollah said it had destroyed an Israeli tank that had entered Lebanon. The Israeli army confirmed that two
Israeli soldiers had been captured on the Lebanese frontier. Forbes published
the Associated Press article, which reported that the militant group Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers during clashes
Wednesday across the border in southern Lebanon.
to understand why this key piece of information has been glossed over or completely ignored in the United States need to look
no further than the criminal outfit known as the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). AIPAC is decidedly criminal because it operates tax-free as it repeatedly violates Federal Election Commission
laws in the United States. (See AIPAC refused to open its financial records to FEC investigators) AIPAC is also suspected of treason.
(See Iran: The Next War)
On July 20, 2006
AIPAC issued a press release applauding passage of congressional resolutions backing Israel.
Packed with misleading and false statements, the AIPAC press release said:
“The House and Senate recognize
that Israel has been forced to respond to unprovoked attacks and, like the United States and all sovereign nations, has the
right and duty to defend its citizens. Congress has called for the immediate
and unconditional release of the kidnapped Israeli soldiers and has backed Israel’s efforts to deter further aggression
by Hizbollah and Hamas.”
the destabilizing role the governments of Syria and Iran have played in the region.
The resolutions condemn those governments for their continued support of terrorist organizations and call upon the
President to bring the full force of U.S. financial, diplomatic and economic sanctions against these state sponsors of terror.”
it is – Syria and Iran. By the way the U.S. media has been playing this
story, you’d think that Syria and Iran had invaded Israel, rather than Israel invading Lebanon. Oh, how the pro-Zionist neo con does love deception! The
fact is that the armed conflict in southern Lebanon today is actually about the ruling elites’ imperialistic and insatiable
appetite for war, and its desperate and uncontrollable lust for invading Iran, if not both Iran and Syria. Hezbollah and the captured Israeli soldiers are mere distractions meant to hide from the American people,
the covert strategies and operations already underway to facilitate the invasion of Iran.
The only missing
piece at this point is selling the invasion of Iran to the American people. Knowing
that they most likely cannot get away with another false flag terror-style event like 9/11 again because nearly half the population
of the United States now suspects that the twin towers collapsed as the result of something other than what the government
claims, the neo con has decided to tap into America’s blind and distorted perception of the Zionist state.
is that that AIPAC doesn’t applaud the U.S. Congress. AIPAC controls Congress.
Few indeed are the members of the U.S. Congress that would dare say anything that might suggest the truth – that
Israel is as much of the problem in the Middle East as any other nation in the region.
Please understand; AIPAC has the power to destroy the reputation of our elected officials through distortion
and deception. America needs to take away that power because it’s just
not fair to the people of this nation or the world. AIPAC makes or breaks
a politician. Consequently, the U.S. Congress is, for the most part, made
up of vote getters instead of statesmen. The State of the Union reflects
this fact, and so does the vote count on House Resolution 921.
I mean really! Only 8 members of a 435-member body saw fit to hold back on a resolution based on
erroneous information? Only 8 members of the House of Representatives represent
districts in which the will of the people is calling for a more even-handed approach towards Israel and the Middle East? It doesn’t seem possible, does it? Call
it what you will, but the Muckraker Report calls the power AIPAC wields – occupation of the U.S. Congress and U.S.
foreign policy, extortion of our elected officials, and treason against the United States.
What the U.S.
Congress needs to become again is an assembly that is Zionist neutral. Until
the American people break out of the confines of pro-Israel / anti-Israel or pro-Zionist / anti-Zionist racist classifications
and demonstrate neutrality towards the State of Israel, our wealth and blood will continue to be spilt on behalf of a state
that is as culpable as the rest in the Middle East of crimes against nature and humanity.
After all, Apartheid is Apartheid, whether in South Africa or Gaza. To
stand for one having condemned the other makes the U.S. government hypocrites or hostages of Zionism. Neither is in the best interest of the American people.
elected officials today and tell them you want them to be Zionist neutral and even-handed in the Arab-Israeli conflict
that has, for all practical purposes, existed since the Zionist state forcefully emerged in Palestine on May 15, 1948.